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CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00am EDT
british prime minister cameron answered questions about lowering energy bills and allegations of child sex abuse by a former bbc presenter. the prime minister told that under his government voting by prisoners would not be allowed to vote. >> questions to the prime minister. number one mr. speaker, >> thank you mr. speaker. this morning i had meetings with minister and colleagues and others and in addition to my duties in this house. i hall have other such meetings today. >> can i ask my honorable friend whether he would ensure the government powers is used to investigate the predatory activities of the late mr. jimmy sapple? >> i think my honorable friend makes a good point. the allegations are appalling and shocking the entire country. and these allegations leave many institutions especially the bbc with serious questions to answer. how did he get away with this for so long. and the most important thing is the police investigation is allowed to continue. i don't rule out further steps but we do now have independent investigations by the bbc and independent investigations into t
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
working people in this country, which is so important. and he gives such a cursed of energy in his appeal to the young people of this country is overwhelming. i am so proud to know him and to be his pal and to watch what he has done in his lifetime. he is just getting started. he is getting started in the process of healing america and building a much stronger america. that is what we hope for, that the next generation will do better than this generation. the same way what we got from our parents we want to give to our children. without any further ado, a great zanesville welcome to the next vice-president of the united states -- paul ryan. [rock music playing] >> hey, everybody, how are you doing, zanesville? good to see you. be introduced you to my family. -- let me introduce you to my family. try to give them a microphone. thanks, ladies. this is my wife, our son charlie, sam and our daughter lisa. say hi, everybody. i almost slipped and said, hello, zanesville. i almost said hello, janesville. that is where i am from. i am born and raised in a place called janesville, wisconsin. i wen
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
you. thank you. thank you. you know with help like that -- [applause] you know with energy like that, i think we're going to win florida, don't you? [applause] now i want to thank governor jeb bush. what a great leader you have in governor bush. i want to thank congressman connie mack for getting into this race and he's going to surprise a lot of people and win next tuesday night. thank you john for entertaining and supporting and for helping so many people come together to make contributions to the red cross. i know senator john thrasher is here somewhere. he's somewhere. and congressman crenshaw is here. thank you -- there they are down in the corner. thank you. they are good men and appreciate their help tonight. [applause] we're excited tonight because we know that we're getting closer to a big change in this country, a real change. [applause] we also have full hearts because we know our fellow americans are struggling through some real tough times with the hurricane that hit the atlantic coast and i want to underscore if you have the ability to help out, please provide some
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
bicycle idea. i do not know if we can put the audio. this will give your energy. despite changing the will you will save the energy. we can monitor what you are doing. the king collect information. -- they can collect information. all of these things you can share with your friends. a convicted on facebook. -- you can put it on facebook. it is a very good way to increase the number of sites in copenhagen. instead collecting air miles, you collect green miles. this was the initial prototype. now we have these in cars. we are getting very close to its. publicly it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. read it carefully, it will be here next year. -- hopefully, it will be here next year. >> come up on the stage. is the vice president and director of the metropolitan policy program at the brookings institution. he will be joined by a bunch of other panelists for how far can innovations take our cities. >> thanks. while they get ready, i wanted to thank the sponsors here and think what you have done. you have taken a very broad view of technology and inn
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
spirit we need reform, strong healthcare and a robust energy policy. we need to eliminate corruption in government while at the same time protect social security and medicare. we need to cut back on our $16 trillion debt in sensible ways. but the most important factor in sending someone to congress that represents us is trust. this election really comes down to an evaluation of trust, who you trust. during the next few days you have an opportunity to examine our values and our principles and vision for bringing america forward to a land of endless opportunity. but at the end of your careful examination, you need to examine the character of the candidate of your choice. character counts. my name is gran den doherty i ask for your vote. >> i appreciate it and i want to thank the audience here that's been so well-behaved. give yourself a round of aplause. >> just a few programming notes the second crongal debate will be tell viced tomorrow at 7:30. and the next debate will be the next day at 7:30. i want to thank you and the american democracy project here at rick. our partners in these
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 3:45pm EDT
important goals. first, to achieve north american energy independence by 2020. second, to make sure students and workers have the skills they need to succeed. third, we will promote trade that works for america and cut down on countries like china when they cheat. fourth, we will cut the deficit from day one and balance our budget within 10 years. finally, we will champion our small businesses, of the engine of job creation in this country. we do not need more petty partisan attacks. we need a leader with a real plan that will deliver real results. my opponent has spent much of this campaign talking about small things, but the challenge we face are real and big. that is why paul ryan and i are focused on how we can make our way back to prosperity and opportunity, how we can rebuild a strong military and fashion a strong economy. the choice before you is clear. we can wait four more years for real change or we can take things in in a new direction in just a few short days. on tuesday, the choice is yours. our destiny is in your hands. i hope to have your support and your vote. thank
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
our energy resources. on day one i'm going to increase the number of permits to drill on federal lands. [applause] i'm going to act speed approval of the keystone pipeline from canada. [applause] and i'm going to revisit coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry. so on day one we'll be closer to energy independence. toond i'm going to move boost trade to latin america especially and i'm going to ask congress for authority that is a power every president has used with the exception of president obama. and i will finally designate china as a currency ma nip pew late tor. for time to make trade work america. i'm going to send congress the training reform act. who make every worker can get the skills and chance for a good paying job, we deserve it. [applause] fourth i'm going to move to tackle out of control spending. i'm going to send congress the first of several fundamental reforms. the first will be called the down payment on fiscal sanity act to immediately cut, no slowh but actually cut non-security discretionary spending by 5%. i'm not
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
responding to our five point plan to create jobs. part one is about taking full advantage of our energy resources. on day one, i'm going to increase the number of leases and permits to drill on federal land. and i will act to speed the approval of the keystone pipeline from canada. now, secondly, i will boost trade, with latin america. and i will finally designate china as a currency manipulator because it is time to trade -- for america. now, third, i want to send to congress the retraining and reform act to make sure every worker has the skills they need for a good-paying job. fourth, i will move to tackle out of control spending. i will send congress the first of several fundamental reforms called the down payment of fiscal sanity act. and in this act, we will not just slow down the rate of government and its spending but i will cut spending. you see, i'm not going to just take office on january 20. i will take responsibility as well. number five, i am going to act to boost small business and all business. i will issue executive orders aimed at the problems that are holding back the
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
not just a problem for south west virginia c coal is part of where we get our energy and a lecture city. it provides affordable energy here in loudoun county where we have data centers. i passed a bill to give a better tax treatment to data centers to come in here and grow them through what virginia and here in loudoun county. we recently had new companies coming in and do this, but they depend on low-cost, affordable energy. and this administration is driving the cost of energy up and driving people out of work. those people who lost those 1200 jobs at good, high-paying jobs. they had health care. they were able to pay for retirement, help their kids go to school. now they have lost their jobs and this administration is absolutely opposed to this industry in a way -- you have not seen barack obama go down to that area. mr. romney has been down there, paul ryan. they have gotten a huge, strong response. in 2010, rick boucher who have been there for years, was beaten by the republican candidate, morgan griffith, who was the majority leader of the house of delegates. very strong supp
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
country will become energy self-sufficient at some point. i am not saying it will happen tomorrow. that will be a huge game changer. what has been described as our achilles' heel for years and years, this notion of this declining and weak u.s. economy, even that will be changing. when you hear a country like japan looking at off the table type of demographics or japan which is now gone from 128 million people has gone down. we're looking at 70 million people in our children's lifetime. japan is foreswear nuclear energy because of last year's catastrophe. the look at the united states. we are going to be a very big player for years to come for a lot are reasons, including our economy. i think it is a good time to look at this. we are not in any kind of declining mode. we'll be more important in the coming years. >> i would like to respond to one thing. i was thinking about what the last to the speakers were talking about. whether we should be optimistic about whether this can be sustained. i think the challenges are greater than richard laid out. i am optimistic we will be able to
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
relationship. and instead of getting into high gas and energy prices, let's jump start the development of america's vast domestic energy resources. let's build the keystone pipeline. let's expand the exploration and use of natural gas and coal. these are all good ideas that mitt romney supports. the president obama has ignored or rejected. that is disappointing, especially considering how his policies have failed. he promised to listen. he promised us change. but all we have got is more of the same. more spending, more red tape, more debt and decline. a loss of hope. the united states senate, run by the president's party, has not passed a budget in more than 3.5 years. that is irresponsible. and reckless. now the president is demanding another tax increase on small businesses that would destroy more than 700,000 jobs and drive our economy of the fiscal cliff. here in missouri, we count on coal for 82% of our electricity. calldent obama's were on -- war on coal is threatening higher electricity prices for families and job creators. we cannot go on like this. this election is not about pres
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
. we have a large energy sector. education is a big issue. among the latino population and especially democrats, immigration reform. host: the demographics of the voters in colorado? guest: 52% women, 40% men. we have increased the number of people were voting by mail. 800,000 people have already cast ballots in this state. it is equally divided. one-third of the electorate is a registered republican, won third democrat, one-third unaffiliated. everyone is plan for the group of unaffiliated voters. you'll hear a lot about appealing to women and latinos. we have heard a lot about the bennett strategy and that is the strategy center michael bennett used in running against the tide in 2010. where by appealing to women and latinos he was able to pull a victory in a year or not favorable to democrats. host: where are the traditionally democratic areas of the state? guest: denver is ground zero for democrats. boulder would be another. they have large registration bases in arapahoe m jefferson county. surprisingly, the fifth biggest county for democratic voter registration is home to colorad
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. how would you vote on energy issues? >> i think energy is of extreme importance. drives our economy. we need to focus on renewable resources with regards to the investment of the federal government and the government that stays out of the way with respect to the private market otherwise. we have our tax dollars going -- the money you sent into the federal government -- going acts on mobile. instead of sending money there, halis to be invested in green energies. we have a tremendous swing belt that runs to this district. there are people who would love to get their work if they have subsidies available. building the giant blades for those wind farms. they got governmental assistance. i would like to see us invest in that fashion. >> yes or no? >> yes. >> yes. >> two minutes. >> does it start again? all right. [laughter] it is not mathematical reality to think we can run the america on -- our supplies are going down. they are going down because of the burdens and regulatory environments shutting down power plants. what we have to do is look at my energy plan. it is an all of t
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, profits, when they are making money hand over fist, i want to support energy jobs of tomorrow. which will cut our oil imports in half and held our environment, our national security. i do not want a tax code that will reward companies for creating jobs overseas. i want to reward companies creating those jobs in virginia. that is the future i see for this country. change is turning the page on a decade of war so we get so sick -- focus on nation-building at home. we will pursue our enemies with the strongest military the world has ever known. and virginia carries more than its load when it comes to defending this country. and we are grateful to this state. but we also understand to be strong, it is time to use some of the savings from winding down two wars to pay down our debt. fixing roads, putting folks back to work, rebuilding bridges, making sure schools are state of the art. and that is especially important for our veterans. we want to put them to work because if they fought for our work country and defend our freedom, they should not have to fight for a job when they cco
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
for clean energy it in america. i am not going to see the future to another country. i want to create jobs here in america. i want to support the new technologies that will reduce carbon who in our atmosphere, that will make us less dependent on foreign oil. that is the future worth fighting for. [applause] real change is finally turning the page on a decade of war. let's do some nation building here at home. we will pursue our enemies with the strongest military the world has ever known. it is time to use some of the savings from ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan to start repaying our debt, to start rebuilding america. that is part of our national security. right now we can put people back to work all across the country, fixing roads and bridges, making sure our schools are state of the art. let's put americans back to work doing the work that needs to be done. let's focus on our veterans, because nobody who fights for this country should have to fight for a job. [applause] that is my commitment to you. that is part of keeping america strong. that is what is at stake in this el
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
. the second question went straight at the president and said your energy secretary says it is not his job to keep energy prices down, do you think it is his job, and the next thing i know we were arguing about drilling in public lands. i went back and said the question was do you think it is the job of the government, and then they went off on the next public lands thing. then, you have been up so much time in this, that leads to one, two, three less town hall people. i did it a couple of times, as many times i felt i could do it without completely blow in the format. with guns, we went off on something. they started talking about single mothers. >> single mothers and marriage, yes. >> i will say that the format that has evolved is better today than back in the day when it was much more strict. we were told u.s. the question, no follow-up, two minutes, one minute, and i was told to interrupt it they did not. there was a red light and a buzzer. there were restrictions. today, they are given more time to have a conversation, and you learn more that way. come to the debate of every i
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
romney and paul ryan all the way. their energy and talking of 12 million jobs-- there is ono reason why anybody should not want to vote for him. he is sessions here. host: president obama will wrap up his campaign in virginia. a big concert pavilion outside the washington area. he will be joined by bill clinton. the crowd will be warmed up by dave matthews. we will take you live to the event at about 10:35 eastern. in another busy day on sunday for both campaigns. as they travel around the country, hitting several of the so-called battleground states. the president tomorrow will be in concord, new hampshire. then continue to hollywood, florida. we will have that live to you at about 3:40 then on to aurora, colorado. mitt romney will be in des moines, iowa. and pennsylvania. that will be at about 5:25 eastern tomorrow afternoon. that is three of the four stops. dennis lockhart -- stopped in newport news, virginia. mitt romney will wrap things up on monday night. a late appearance in new england in manchester, new hampshire. salt lake city is next on our democrats line. caller: i will
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
afghanistan. and we've neglected, for example, developing our own economy, our own energy sectors, our own education system. and it's very hard for us to project leadership around the world when we're not doing what we need to do here. >> governor romney, i want to hear your response to that, but i would just ask you, would you have stuck with mubarak? >> no, i believe, as the president indicated and said at the time, that i supported his -- his action there. i felt that -- i wish we'd have had a better vision of the future. i wish that, looking back at the beginning of the president's term and even further back than that, that we'd have recognized that there was a growing energy and passion for freedom in that part of the world and that we would have worked more aggressively with our -- our friend and with other friends in the region to have them make the transition towards a more representative form of government such that it didn't explode in the way it did. but once it exploded, i felt the same as the president did, which is these -- these freedom voices in the -- the streets of eg
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
average looks like the president has an advantage here. there is a lot of enthusiasm and energy and intensity on the ground. if you look at early voting in iowa which usually favors democrats, republicans have caught up to the 2008 cycle. there is a very different field. there is a ground game here that is under way. both sides are very active. i would certainly feel very much in play for governor romney and for republicans generally. i think it will come down to where those margins are. i think mitt romney can very much when the state. >> going to virginia for a second. if you believe what some of the latest polls say, tim kaine is leading george allen. could that factor in and be a boon for barack obama? >> it is. i think we feel good about virginia and florida. we have senate races in both states that we're watching very closely. that case has been a nail biter. both of the candidates got into the race. it swings back and forth. like any campaign there is an ebb and flow. i think that george allen's campaign has been very effective there. i think it will come down to the turnout.
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the energy, the productivity of the workers. maybe we could beat that, in 7-8 years. nobody could do it in four years. what has happened in four years? the president stopped the slide in depression. and, wait. you have been paid back for every nickle put into the financial industry plus interest. you got your money back plus interest. the banks are in the best shape in 20 years, thanks to those new rules on wall street preventing future bailouts. those are teh rules gov. rom ney wants to weaken. privated 5.3 million sector jobs, twice as many as in the previous seven years before the melt-down. manufacturing jobs are growing for the first time since the 1990's. and as every ohioan knows, the president's auto restructuring saved a million jobs. and there are 250,000 more people -- [applause] i tell you, i've heard gov. romney's explaination. he ties himself in more knots than a boy scout in a knot-tying contest. but he was against it, and the president did it. and ohio is an old-school state. i mean that in the best sense. he had your back when your back was agains tthe wall and you h
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 4:05pm EDT
department of defense, the department of energy, and others that will need to respond very quickly. we have had a chance to talk to regional officials as well. i just had a phone call with the governors of the potentially impacted states and cities in the region. at this stage everyone is confident that the staging process, the positioning of resources, commodities, and equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are in place. as craig has emphasized, this has not made landfall yet. we do not yet know where it will hit, where we're going to see the biggest impacts. that is exactly why it is so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all of the members of the team for the outstanding work they're doing, but the other thing that makes this storm unique is that we anticipate it will be slow moving. meaning it may take a long time not only to clear, but to get, for example, power companies back in to clear out the trees and put things back in place so that folks can start moving back home. my main message to everyone involve
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
. we will talk about obamacare and foreign policy and hopefully some energy policy. we will be back in just a moment. >> jim graves is here to rebut that commercial. him and michele bachmann. your opponent just said that you favor all aspects of obamacare and would like to keep it intact. is that true? >> no. there are some good things. we talked about those kids staying in to the program until they are 26 years old. we have talked about these exchanges that will open up the bidding process and let small businesses buy insurance. this is by no means a done. it is a process. the heavy lifting is bending the cost curve. we have not done that yet. >> the coverage is pretty popular. do you want to scrap all of that? >> i want to bring down the cost of health care. obamacare escalated the cost of health care. it is money we do not have. we did not need the government to take over 1/6 of the economy. that is a cost of about $5 billion a year which we can do. that money will go to the states so we can take care of people's needs. the big issue is bringing down the cost. obamacare has escal
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
achieve north american energy independence by the year 2020. second, we will make sure our students and workers have the skills they need to succeed. third, we will promote trade the works for america and crack down on countries like china when they cheat. fourth, we will cut the deficit from day one and balance our budget within 10 years. and finally, we will champion our small businesses, the engine of job creation in this country. look, i know we face big challenges and we do not need more catch phrases or word games. we do not need more of the same petty partisan attacks. we need a leader, a leader with a real plan that will deliver real results. my opponents have spent much of this campaign talking about small things. but the challenges we face are real and they are big. that is why paul ryan and i are focused on how we can make our way back to prosperity and opportunity, how we can rebuilt a strong military, and fashion a strong economy. the choice before you is clear -- we can wait four more years for real change or we can take things in a new direction in just a few short days.
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
million every year from our economy. but i do not understand why you would have an energy tax that is hurting our oil, coal, and gas industries on montana that we rely upon. >> the you feel president obama has implemented policies that hurt montana? >> i feel the race to the top is not a good policy for education for one candidate. we have been working with the administration to try to get them more aware of the issues that are out there. it is critically important every time america against -- gets left off. other countries have a carbon tax. we do not, and that is the problem. there has been debate. it has been thrown against the wall. let's hope it sticks. let's talk about what we have done, less than in decades. we are becoming more energy dependent. natural gas is cheaper than cool. that is good for folks. energy is sheet. that is good for the consumers. the obama administration needs more from rural america. it is an educational paul -- process, and let's put it like that. >> we do not have an energy policy. we have an environmental policy. we need to work on alternatives lik
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
energy as my wife, she gets more satisfaction added a parent and i do because of the nature of her activities. in saying all of this, i leave open all sorts of things we can debate. i leave open all sorts of ways in which we can talk about government might help or might not help. ultimately, what i reject to in a great many of the programs, the problem is that they did too much of the life out of life. in these remarks i have not attended to persuade any of you that i am right. i do hope as i talked it will give you a context for explaining what i mean. >> thank you very much. >> do i get this extra time? >> let me just say what an honor it is to share a stage with charles murray and with clarence. charles is a giant of social policy and one of the most influential people in that field. while i profoundly disagree with much of what he has written and believes to be true, i have been reading him for years. i've always heard a voice of passion. it is always about trying to figure out ways to help and not hurt the people as they try to achieve their goals and dreams. i can only hope t
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
energy on the ground with actual voters and personal stories. and finally, my goal from massachusetts writes, since my vote will not matter, have put my energy into getting democratic support for president obama when he is reelected, elizabeth warren for senate. we want to hear from those in non-swing states this morning. the phone lines are open. as we are waiting for you to call, i will point to the front page of usa today. the headline -- four days to seal the deal. after a brief campaign hiatus' courtesy of hurricane sandy, president obama and mitt romney resumed campaigning. the candidate's weekend travel schedules made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin. eight of nine surveys are the past week
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
. event,supporter of this which we are grateful for. it is symbolic of the incredible new energy developing in detroit. he created a company in 1999 here in detroit that has been operating all the time. two weeks ago, it sold for a nice exit. here's the story of a company that came from here, went all the way -- he's done well with that. in the meantime, he has invested in a ton of other companies. i want to start by asking you, when i told you about this, you wanted to be part of it. why did you think this was a good idea? >> i didn't think it was good, i thought was a great idea. i appreciate the fact you're willing to do it and shine a spotlight on detroit. it's not just about detroit, it's the story of entrepreneurship in america and how it is spread more broadly through the nation than we realize. tremendous companies there and it's something we're all proud of. there are a lot of company -- a lot of companies across the nation that don't get attention. but in detroit, there is something special because in many ways, detroit was silicon valley decades ago. this was at that t
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
-roots energy if people take it upon themselves to do this kind of work. host: in florida, the campaign field office, the obama field offices are about 106 in florida compared to mitt romney's 100 -- compared to 47. pensacola, fla., on our line for independents. caller: good morning, host: talk to us about ground games in florida. caller: one of the things i have noticed that in 2008, you saw a lot of mccain bumper stickers. you don't hardly see any romney or barack obama bumper stickers. this is in the northwest florida area. me and my wife or independents and we want to find out more information about each candidate's. my wife pointed out that met run the -- mitt romney spent a lot of money on his own campaign. we look at how much barack obama is spending on his campaign. it is disturbing for individual spending this much money to become president. they will not make that much money as president. mitt romney is a businessman and i think he wants to get a return on the money he spends. guest: mitt romney did spend a lot of his money on his own campaign in 2008 but that is not
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
pennsylvania. the president has a unique focus on all different aspects of the energy sector and it has helped natural gas investment here with the marcellis shale. life sciences, education, health care. this is growing a lot due to the president's policies. he has had to combat the governor and many members of chairman gleason's party who have tried to stymie that growth. we want to see those policies take hold in continue to grow. one other issue he spoke about, the voter i.d. law, there is still confusion in the commonwealth. the severed by the republican party in pennsylvania and for governor corbett's administration to confuse people, which they do not, is something that i think was designed to suppress certain votes. i'm not suggesting that was his motive, but it is the motive of some republican. it is unconstitutional. people who want to vote, if they do not have an id, they can still go to the polls and have their constitutional records looked at. they will be asked for their photo id. the use of photo id has been accepted by both parties. it is something that is absolutely critical si
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
contributors. he spent billions of dollars on companies which only added to our debt. energy prices are up because energy production on federal lands are down. he rejected the pipeline from canada even as gas line prices soared to new highs. the problem with the obama economy is not what he inherited. it's with the misguided policies that slowed the recovery and caused millions of americas to endure lengthy unemployment and poverty. [applause] that's why 15 million more of our citizens are on food stamps than when he took office. that's why three million more women are living in poverty. that's why the economy is stagnant. today we received the latest round of discouraging economic news. last quarter our economy grew just two%. after the stimulus it would be growing at 4.3%, over twice as fast. slow economic growth which means slow job growth and declining take home pay. that's what four years of obama has produced. america is ready for change, for jobs and more take home pay and we're going to bring it to them. [applause] now you've know we've had four presidential debates and ther
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
showed that energy -- romney can show that energy and keep this going, that i think it could be bigger than some people think. >> our polling shows maybe 2% or 3%. when we look epo those people, the president's -- we look at those people, the president's job approval is only 20% or so. a look at the economy and worry that it will not get better. mitt romney is saying we do not want four more years like we have just had. president obama is saying we do not want eight years like we had under george bush, and everybody agrees with both of them. but where do you go from here? >> the analysis of what governor romney and his campaign has to do is absolutely right. his campaign has to work on the ground game. likely scenarios -- are not saying probable, but possible is for mitt romney to win the popular vote and barack obama to win the electoral college. we had that once before 12 years ago. vice president gore got about half a million votes and governor bush. but people forget that john carey had 71,000 more votes -- if john carey had gotten 71,000 more votes in ohio, he would have wo
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energy to press natural gas. be able to convert our semis and buses to compressed national gas instead of sending a thousands of dollars over to the opec countries and saudi arabia, who really does not like us. i want to build wisconsin in america. >> give us an example of legislation you could work on immediately that would put life into the people of wisconsin in terms of jobs? >> i will try to build on the work i've already done by having passed bipartisan legislation for the paper industry, where china is subsidizing its paper industry to the tune of billions of dollars, create an unlevel playing field at. have seenu.s. -- we u.s. jobs and the paper industry go overseas. we need to do the same thing in all parts. because the and level playing field is costing. wisconsin costing i would push buy america policies, in particular in homeland defense and national security. we are paying u.s. tax dollars and they ought to pay u.s. jobs. often they're not using u.s. employees for these things. i went on a made in wisconsin poor in the earlier part of my campaign and visited a shoe
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
-- natural energy. these ar our buses to compressed natural gases. i went to bill wisconsin in build -- i wanto to wisconsin and america beard >> same question for you. >> for manufacturing, i would try to build on the work i've already done by having passed a bipartisan legislation for the paper industry with china is subsidizing to the tune of billions of dollars. we have seen those close. we need to do the same with the emerging solar panel industry and auto parts. a companion piece of legislation i would work on is pushing america policies, and the particular homeland defense and national security. when we pay u.s. tax dollars, they ought to be supporting u.s. jobs. often we are not using u.s. employees for these things. and what i made in wisconsin for earlier -- i went on a made in wisconsin tour earlier and too often those jobs are going overseas and that is irresponsible. summit johnson was talking about -- tommy thompson was talking about drilling in alaska to create jobs here. it is ridiculous. if an energy products -- creek page in wisconsin. -- that would create goo
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. what a wonderful welcome you as -- you have given us and what energy you have given us to know that we can finish this race strong. [cheers and applause] we are so excited about to say. we are so excited to be in pennsylvania. [cheers and applause] i am standing with a man i have stood with in -- for 43 years in marriage. in every circumstance, i have seen him be exceptional in every way. i can tell you, he will not fail. [cheers and applause] we have got to get this right. we love this country. we believe in america. i will watch this man save this country and put it back on track, the next president of the united states, mitt romney. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "mitt"] >> thank you. thank you governor, thank you senators toomey and the next united states senator from pennsylvania. congressmen 6 patrick, we appreciate you being here. -- congressman fitzpatrick, we appreciate you being here. we are close to a place people are still suffering from the consequences of a hurricane. our hearts go out to you. if you have extra funds to provide to people, please contact the amer
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Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
coal is part of where we get our energy and a lecture city. have data centers. i passed a bill to give a better tax treatment to data centers to come in here and grow them through what virginia and here in loudoun county. we recently had new companies coming in and do this, but they depend on low-cost, affordable energy. and this administration is driving the cost of energy up and driving people out of work. those people who lost those 1200 jobs at good, high-paying jobs. they had health care. they were able to pay for retirement, help their kids go to school. now they have lost their jobs and this administration is absolutely opposed to this industry in a way -- you have not seen barack obama go down to that area. mr. romney has been down there, paul ryan. they have gotten a huge, strong response. in 2010, rick boucher who have been there for years, was beaten by the republican candidate, morgan griffith, who was the majority leader of the house of delegates. very strong support in southwest virginia because they understand governor romney has a plan for energy. host: we will have to
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play is to pass laws to make it where we can make -- we can act as our own domestic energy. this administration has made it illegal to get a permit to access natural gas on public grounds. the keystone pipeline is another thing that this administration has put a halt to. my opponent supports the pipeline yet she has -- she is endorsed by one of the biggest firms out there that says you cannot do anything that will put a pipeline in. the key thing here is to get the government -- the overt regulation is crushing our economy. those are the facts. we have to have clean air, clean water. at the same time, when you have the federal government telling the american farmer that your 17-year-old daughter cannot drive a tractor, who will take better care of the farm kid? mom and dad or big government? the key thing is to have both parties coming together sharing ideas. not one party telling us what we cannot do. let's look at everything and do it in a responsible way for our economy, for our environment and also to make sure that people are safe on their jobs. >> we need to get away from o
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with the new .resident, mitt romney [cheers and applause] you know, you have had a new energy since the first debate. you know why? for the first time, the people of this country were able to see the real mitt romney instead of instead of what the chicago henchmen were portraying him in six months of advertising. you saw a person standing there with the president of the united states who is practical who is compassionate, who is humble, who is trustworthy and you saw a president with all the air go out of him. he's not the obama that everybody thought he was. now, president obama once said in a previous campaign, and let me quote here exactly, if you don't have a record to run on, then you make big elections about small things. so is there any wonder why you're hearing from the other side about big bird, about bayonne ets, about binders -- about bayonetings, about binders? that's what we call running from your record. and we've had all these misleading attacks and what has our candidate's response to that been? exactly what it should be. attacking me is not an agenda. this president
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, rebuild our infrastructure, the stock -- discover new sources of energy, restore our democracy, and make sure that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like for where you come from, no matter your last name or who you love, you can make it in america if you try. [applause] ♪ host: president obama in virginia, before that was mitt romney in colorado as this last- minute campaign marathon continues, 48 hours before polls opened in much of the country. it is sunday, november 4. it is not just a presidential election, but the presidential races getting a lot of attention. virginia is the home to the most expensive race in this cycle. "60 minutes" will be looking at the senate, with -- with former minute -- former members saying that it is bogged down with gridlock. republicans are expected to hold on to the majority in the house, but democrats are expected to gain seats. we will begin with this question, very simple, as we wind down this presidential campaign, tell us who will win and why. host: as always, you can join us on facebook, send it to e-mail -- journal@c-span.org,
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Nov 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the professors. that is one of the driving forces behind the high costs of education. that, energy, health care. if you are paying for health care for students, it has gone up as a result of obamacare to about $1,500. we have done a lot with providing benefits for our students. we need to continue to do that. there she goes again with regard to talking about student interest rates. i voted against it because i did not want to see small business owners pay $60 billion to pay for low interest rates. we stopped it and we worked and rolled up our sleeves and did it without taxing people and using any additional federal funds. >> i went to a commuter college. i paid $50 a semester for tuition. i am proud to have made it to where i have made it in my profession. let's be clear. i paid $50 a semester because america was investing in public colleges and universities at the time. that is what we need to do. [applause] the question about voting is, what side are you on? i want to go with our kids. >> we actually passed that bill to keep student interest rates low. we did it by working togeth
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virginians. from the harmful energy policies that are devastating communities, to our electric bills skyrocketing. obamacare that is endangering the access of medicare to our seniors. now, this sequestration deal is threatening another 200,000 virginia jobs. in washington, you deserve a strong, independent voice. if i have the honor of serving as your united states senator, i will work hard to build a society where hard work is rewarded and every american has an opportunity to succeed. >> thank you for those opening statements. we want to get to the questions. you will receive 90 seconds to enter each section -- question. we have a lot of great questions from our viewers. we will be weaving that into these questions. neither candidate or campaign has knowledge or access to any of the questions we will ask tonight. this is your last opportunity state-wide to communicate to the voters. as a result, i want to begin with what i think is the campaign narrative and what has become the criticism for both of you. governor kaine, we will begin with you. you will be president obama's sen
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opportunity to lower energy costs to get america and energy independence. i want the caveat in there. we have to do it in environmentally sound ways and we have to trust and verify that trust. opposition is the same as and rendell -- ed rendell. >> this is not so much an ideological issue. a year ago when i had a vote on the delaware basin commission, i said i would not -- was not prepared to say yes. it did not proceed at that time. i think the more domestic energy we can produce is better. natural gas has some significant advantages. once you turn this faucet on, you cannot turn it off. my view is the regulation, the reason i disagree, we have studied them and the regulations between pennsylvania and new york and other states were not consistent. with this has to be driven by the facts. should i become convinced we have sufficiently robust protections built in to make sure it is safe, i can see supporting it but i am not there. >> our job is really the most optimal trade-off to this fracking issue? >> i am not sure it is a trade- off. i am not sure where the litmus test is or how f
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making -- lasting batteries, wind turbines and solar panels. i want to subsidize and support the energy jobs of tomorrow, the new technologies that will cut oil imports in half. i do not want to reward companies that ship jobs overseas, but those that are investing here in america, hiring american workers and making things made in america. . that is the future i see for this country. change is turning the page on a decade of war so we can do as a nation building here at home. as long as i am commander in chief, we will pursue the strongest military the world has ever known, but it is time to use the savings from ending the war is to pay down the debt and rebuild america. rebuilding roads and bridges and making sure the schools are state of art. hiring veterans when we come home, because if he fought for this country, you should not to fight for a job would you come home. -- have to fight for a job when you come home. that is what is at stake in this election. change is a future where we reduce our deficit in a way that is balanced and responsible. i have cut a trillion dollars worth of
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department at energy that was created when i was a teenager. it was to make the united states energy independent. what has happened with that department over the last 40 years? we look at the expansion of the government and education. when we separated education out of health, education, and welfare. we have spent more money at education at the federal government level, money that could have been used better at the local levels. we have to look at these duplicative programs. we have got to move away from baseline budget to zero-based budget. >> the gao had a study that counted 33 agencies that are doing the same thing. we need to streamline these agencies. seven are focused on businesses and trade. let's streamline them. we have attacked medicare fraud and abuse. we need to continue to do that, in all government agencies. i spent years going into numerous fortune 500 countries -- companies looking for these inefficiencies. i plan using my government to find this week. >> can either of you give me any numbers? the department of energy? >> close to $85 billion. you are looking at a guy
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forward? who will make the investment in the new energy economy? who will make the investments into the research and development? we have a lot of universities in ohio. we can be a huge part of restructuring the new economy. we have to make sure we do not have a bunch of ideologues in the political realm. we have to have people who recognize that investments in basic research can lead to economic development in ohio. i'm optimistic. politically, we have a great ground game in ohio. i have 14 or 15 obama offices in my congressional district. there are people knocking on doors right now, making phones. we have a huge weekend ahead of us for getting out the vote. a mobilized and energized base. we have had bill clinton here, joe biden, the president, etc. politically, we are going to get the job done in the next few days. host: we are talking with democratic congressman tim ryan of ohio, member of the budget committee. if you want to ask him about the race in ohio or budget committee questions, give us a call. democratic line -- 202-585-3880 the republican line -- 202-585- 3881 ohio reside
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
wants workers trained to work better for them. he wants their energy costs now. that is what will keep energy -- otter jobs here in ohio. that is what mitt romney is going to. balks, we are in the fourth quarter. the score is tied. we're in the red zone. we got the momentum on our side. are we going to be sure that we take mitt romney over the goal line in the next eight days? ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, mitt romney. b >> thank you. what an avon lake welcome. thank you so very much. thank you, senator portman, and the lieutenant governor has been going with us all over the state. her support means everything in the world. the senator was my sparring partner. he was really strong. i finally -- it is nice not to argue with him all the time. withs good to have withhim me on the campaign trail. we have got to reelect him as the next congressman from the district, and we have other folks you may know. chairman reince priebus, and the former cleveland browns great gary baxter is here. we appreciate his support in the campaign. i have been heartened by the s
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